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Weekend events affect transit services,
July 6, 7, 8



Update, Friday, July 6, 5:16 p.m.: This post now updates the TTC information.


Update, Friday, July 6, 2:35 p.m.: The post now includes details of an event in Hamilton that affects transit services this weekend.


Special events in Barrie, Brampton, the Georgetown area of Halton Hills, Hamilton, the Hespeler area of Cambridge, Kitchener, the Lindsay area of Kawartha Lakes, Milton, Oakville and the Scarborough and central areas of Toronto affect transit services this weekend.


The events affect these routes:

Barrie Transit3A Georgian Drive via Cook.

Brampton Transit2 Main, 24 Van Kirk, 502 Züm Main.

GO Transit31 Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto.

Grand River Transit1 Queen - River, 4 Glasgow, 6 Bridge, 7 Mainline, 203 iXpress.

Hamilton Street Railway11 Parkdale.

Lindsay TransitGreen.

Milton Transit2 Main, 6 Scott.

Oakville TransitChildren’s Festival shuttle.

Toronto Transit Commission54 Lawrence East, 312 St Clair - Junction overnight, 354 Lawrence East overnight, 512 St Clair.

York Region Transit522 Markham community bus.

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The Friday, July 6 events affecting transit are: the Hespeler Village Farmers Market; and The Taste of Lawrence.

The Saturday, July 7 events affecting transit are: the Barrie Farmers Market; the Brampton Farmers Market; the Georgetown Farmers Market; KW Veg Fest 2018; the Lindsay Farmers Market; the Main Street Markham Farmers Market; the Milton Farmers Market; Salsa on St. Clair; and The Taste of Lawrence.

The Sunday, July 8 events affecting transit are: the Beach Boulevard Garage Sale; the Oakville Children’s Festival; Salsa on St. Clair; and The Taste of Lawrence.

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Barrie


Barrie Farmers Market

Saturday mornings until October 27, the City of Barrie is closing

  • Mulcaster Street between Worseley and Collier Streets

during the weekly market.

Barrie Transit is detouring buses, while the street is closed.

3A Georgian Drive via Cook

From 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, July 7, buses operate along their regular route to Collier and Mulcaster Street, then detour:

eastward along Collier;
northward along Poyntz Street; and then
westward along Worsley Street to Mulcaster,
resuming their regular route northward along Mulcaster.

Buses skip their regular stop

  • on Mulcaster Street north of Collier Street.

Instead, buses drop off or pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Collier Street east of Mulcaster Street.

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Brampton


Brampton Farmers Market

Saturday mornings and early afternoons until October 6, the City of Brampton is closing

  • Main Streets North and South between Nelson and Wellington Streets

to accommodate the city’s weekly farmers market.

Brampton Transit is detouring service while the street is closed.

2 Main

From 5:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, July 7, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street North and Nelson Street, then detour:

westward along Nelson Street West, passing, but not stopping at, the Downtown Transit Terminal,
southward along George Streets North and South; and then
eastward along Wellington Street West to Main South,
resuming their regular route southward along Main.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street North at Queen Street West and
  • on Main Street South at Wellington Street West.

Instead, southbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on George Street North across from Diplock Lane.

Northbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Streets South at Wellington Street East and John Street and
  • on Main Street North north of Queen Street.

Instead, northbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on George Street North at Diplock Lane.

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24 Van Kirk

From 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, July 7, southbound buses operate along their regular route to George Street North across from Diplock Lane,

ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Main Street South at John Street.

Northbound buses start their trips on George Street North across from Diplock Lane, then proceed:

southward along George North;
westward along Queen Street West;
northward along Mill Street North; and then
eastward along Nelson Street West to George North,
resuming their regular route eastward along Nelson West.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street South at John Street and
  • on Main Street North north of Queen Street East.

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502 Züm Main

From 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, July 7, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street North and Nelson Street West, then detour:

westward along Nelson Street West, passing, but not stopping at, the Downtown Transit Terminal,
southward along George Streets North and South; and then
eastward along Wellington Street West to Main South,
resuming their regular route southward along Main.

Southbound buses skip this Züm station:

  • Wellington.

Northbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Northbound buses skip this Züm station:

  • Wellington.

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Cambridge

See Hespeler.


Georgetown


Georgetown Farmers Market

Saturday mornings until October 12, the Town of Halton Hills is closing

  • Main Street South Georgetown between James and Church Streets

to accommodate the Georgetown Central Business Improvement Area’s weekly market.

GO Transit is detouring service while the street is closed.

31 Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto bus

From 6:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, July 7, eastbound buses from Guelph operate along their regular route to Main and Guelph Streets (Provincial Highway 7) and then proceed:

southeastward along Guelph to Mill Street,
resuming their regular route southwestward along Guelph.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Main Street South across from Cross Street and at James Street and
  • on Mill Street at Guelph Street.

Westbound buses reverse the detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Mill Street south of Guelph Street and
  • on Main Street South across from James Street and at Cross Street.

Buses that usually start or end their trips at Georgetown operate to and from the Georgetown GO Station, instead of Main Street South and Wesleyan Street, and do not travel through downtown Georgetown. The buses leave the GO station at the same time as usual, according to their regular schedule.

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Halton Hills

See Georgetown.


Hamilton


Beach Boulevard Garage Sale

Although the City of Hamilton does not close Beach Boulevard to traffic during this event, past sales have extensively delayed Hamilton Street Railway service along the street between Eastport Drive and Woodward Avenue. This year, the HSR is detouring regular bus service, but operating a shuttle bus to provide local service to Hamilton Beach. Passengers can transfer between buses on Glow Avenue west of Woodward Avenue.

11 Parkdale

From 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, July 8, Burlington-bound buses operate along their regular route to Woodward Avenue / Eastport Drive [south] / Beach Boulevard, then detour:

northwestward along Eastport to Beach [north],
resuming their regular route northwestward along Eastport.

Burlington-bound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Beach Boulevard northwest of Van Wagner’s Beach Road, beside #203 Beach, at Fitch Avenue, across from Towers Drive, at Sierra Lane, across from Comet and Windemere Avenues, at Locarno Avenue, north of Fourth, Third and Pandora Avenues and at Eastport Drive [north].

Instead, Burlington-bound buses drop off or pick up passengers at a temporary stopping

  • on Eastport Drive northwest of Beach Boulevard [south] / Woodward Avenue.

Hamilton-bound buses reverse the Burlington-bound detour routing.

Hamilton-bound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Beach Boulevard southeast of Eastport Drive [north], across from the Dieppe Memorial and Pandora, Third and Fourth Avenues, at Locarno, Rembe and Comet Avenues, across from Sierra Lane, at Towers Drive and across from Dynes and Skyway Parks, #107 Beach and Van Wagner’s Beach Road.

Instead, Hamilton-bound buses drop off or pick up passengers at a temporary stopping

  • on Eastport Drive northwest of Beach Boulevard [south] / Woodward Avenue.

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11 Parkdale shuttle bus

From 8 a.m. until noon Sunday, July 10, the HSR replaces regular service along the 11 Parkdale route with shuttle buses in Hamilton Beach. Shuttles leave Woodward and Glow four minutes after a regular Burlington-bound bus serving the 11 Parkdale route arrives at the intersection. They return to Woodward and Glow five minutes before a regular bus arrives there.

Northbound buses start their trips on Glow Avenue west of Woodward Avenue, then proceed:

northward along Woodward; and then
northwestward along Beach Boulevard to the cul-de-sac just north of the intersection with Eastport Drive [north],
ending their trips.

Northbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Glow Avenue west of Woodward Avenue,
  • on Woodward Avenue beside the Museum of Steam Technology and
  • on Beach Boulevard northwest of Van Wagner’s Beach Road, beside #203 Beach, at Fitch Avenue, across from Towers Drive, at Sierra Lane, across from Comet and Windemere Avenues, at Locarno Avenue, north of Fourth, Third and Pandora Avenues.

Northbound buses leave Glow west of Woodward at 7:43, 8:13, 8:43 and 9:13 a.m., 9:42 a.m. and every 30 minutes until 2:43 p.m. They arrive in cul-de-sac at the end of Beach Boulevard at 7:55, 8:25, 8:55 and 9:25 a.m., 9:54 a.m. and every 30 minutes until 2:54 p.m.

Southbound buses leave the cul-de-sac on Beach Boulevard just north of the intersection with Eastport Drive [north], then proceed:

southeastward along Beach Boulevard;
southward along Woodward Avenue;
westward along Brampton Street;
northward along Dunn Avenue; and then
eastward along Glow Avenue to Woodward,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Beach Boulevard southeast of Eastport Drive [north], across from the Dieppe Memorial and Pandora, Third and Fourth Avenues, at Locarno, Rembe and Comet Avenues, across from Sierra Lane, at Towers Drive and across from Dynes and Skyway Parks, #107 Beach and Van Wagner’s Beach Road,
  • on Woodward Avenue across from the Museum of Steam Technology and at Glow Avenue and Brampton Street and
  • on Glow Avenue west of Woodward Avenue.

Southbound buses leave the cul-de-sac at 8:07 a.m. and every 30 minutes until 3:07 p.m. They arrive on Glow west of Woodward at 8:20 a.m. and every 30 minutes until 3:20 p.m.

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Hespeler


Hespeler Village Market

Friday afternoons and evenings until October 6, the City of Cambridge is closing

  • Queen Street East between Guelph Avenue / Adam Street and Tannery Street East,

to accommodate the market.

Grand River Transit is detouring buses while the street is closed.

203 iXpress

Inbound buses operate along their regular route.

From 3 until 8 p.m. Friday, July 6, outbound buses operate along their regular route to Adam and Tannery Streets, then detour:

northward along Adam to Queen Street,
resuming their regular route northward along Guelph Avenue.

Outbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Tannery Street East at Queen Street East.

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Kawartha Lakes

See Lindsay.


Kitchener


KW Veg Fest 2018

The City of Kitchener is closing:

  • King Street West between Young and Queen Streets,
  • Gaukel Street between Charles and King Streets West

and other streets Saturday to accommodate the annual event at Kitchener City Hall.

Grand River Transit is detouring buses, while the streets are closed.

6 Bridge

Saturday, July 7, inbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street West and Francis Street, then detour:

southward along Francis Streets South;
eastward along Charles Street West;
southward along Gaukel Street; and then
eastward into Charles Street Terminal,
ending their trips.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West at Water Street South and Gaukel Street.

Instead, inbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Charles Street West at Water Street South.

Outbound buses start their trips in Charles Street Terminal, as usual, then proceed:

northward along Gaukel Street;
westward along Charles Street West; and then
northward along Francis Street South to King Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along King West.

Outbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West west of College Street and at Francis Street North.

Instead, outbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Charles Street West at Water Street South.
4 Glasgow

Saturday, July 7, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Frederick Street and King Street East, then detour:

southward along Benton Street; and then
westward along Charles Streets East and West to Gaukel Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Gaukel.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street East at Queen Street North and
  • on King Street West west of Ontario Street North.

Outbound buses operate along their regular route.

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7 Mainline

Saturday, July 7, Fairview-bound buses operate along their regular route to King Street West and Francis Street, then detour:

southward along Francis Streets South;
eastward along Charles Street West;
southward along Gaukel Street; and then
eastward into Charles Street Terminal,
ending their trips.

Fairview-bound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West at Water Street South and Gaukel Street.

Instead, Fairview-bound buses drop off or pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Charles Street West at Water Street South.

Waterloo-bound buses operate along their regular route to King Street East and Frederick Street / Benton Street, then detour:

southward along Benton; and then
westward along Charles Streets East and West; to Gaukel
southward along Gaukel Street,
through Charles Street Terminal, then continuing
> northward along Gaukel Street;
westward along Charles Street West; and then
northward along Francis Street South to King Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along King West.

Waterloo-bound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street East at Frederick Street and Queen Street North and
  • on King Street West west of Ontario Street North and College Street and at Francis Street North.

Instead, outbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Charles Street West at Water Street South.
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Fairview-bound buses operate along their regular route.

Saturday, July 7, Boardwalk-bound buses operate along their regular route to Frederick Street and King Street East, then detour:

southward along Benton Street; and then
westward along Charles Streets East and West to Gaukel Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Gaukel.

Inbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street East at Queen Street North and
  • on King Street West west of Ontario Street North.

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Lindsay


Lindsay Farmers Market

Saturday mornings until October 29, the City of Kawartha Lakes is closing

  • Victoria Avenue North between Peel Street and Kent Street West

during the weekly market.

Lindsay Transit is detouring buses while the street is closed.

Green route

From 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, July 7, inbound buses operate along their regular route to Victoria Avenue North and Peel Street, then detour:

eastward along Peel Street;
southward along Cambridge Street North; and then
westward along Kent Street West to Victoria Avenue North,
resuming their regular route westward along Kent West.

Outbound buses operate along their regular route.

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Markham


Main Street Markham Farmers Market

Saturday mornings and afternoons until October 6, the City of Markham is closing:

  • Robinson Street west of Main Street North

to accommodate the market.

York Region Transit is detouring buses while the street is closed.

522 Markham community bus

From 6:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 7, buses operate along their regular route to Main Street North Markham and Robinson Street, then detour:

northward along Main North;
westward along Wilson Street;
northward along Water Street to the Markham Seniors Centre;
turning around in front of the centre;
southward along Water;
eastward along Wilson; and then
southward along Main to Robinson,
resuming their regular route southward along Main.

Buses skip their regular stop

  • on Robinson Street (westbound) at Water Street and
  • on Water Street (southbound) at Robinson Street.

Milton


Milton Farmers Market

Saturday mornings until October 6, the Town of Milton is closing

  • Main Street East between James and Martin Streets

to accommodate the Milton Chamber of Commerce’s weekly market.

Milton Transit is detouring buses while the street is closed.

2 Main

Until noon Saturday, July 7, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street East and James Street, then detour:

northward along James; and then
eastward along Mill Street to Martin Street,
resuming their regular route northward along Martin.

Westbound buses operate along their regular route.

6 Scott

Until noon Saturday, July 7, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Main Street East and James Street, then detour:

northward along James;
eastward along Mill Street;
northward along Martin Street; and then
east- and southward along Millside Drive to Main Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Main East.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Main Street East at Fulton Street.

Instead, eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Martin Street across from Mill Street and
  • on Millside Drive east of Martin Street and at Main Street East.

Westbound buses reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Millside Drive east of Martin Street,
  • on Martin Street at Mill Street and
  • on Mill Street west of Garden Lane.

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Oakville


Oakville Children’s Festival

This year’s event takes place Sunday, July 8 in Queen Elizabeth Park and Community Cultural Centre. All festival events end by 4 p.m. Parking is not available on the site and the Town of Oakville has temporarily restricting on-street parking restrictions throughout the neighbourhood.

Children’s Festival shuttle bus

Oakville Transit is providing free shuttle service from Bronte GO Station. Service from the west-end bus loop on Wyecroft Road at the station starts at 9:30 a.m. with buses operating about every five minutes to and from the festival. The last shuttle leaves Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre at 4:30 p.m.


Scarborough


The Taste of Lawrence

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Lawrence Avenue East between Crockford Boulevard and Warden Avenue

Friday afternoon and evening and all day Saturday and Sunday to accommodate the Wexford Heights Business Improvement Area’s annual international food and cultural festival.

The TTC is detouring buses during the event.

54 Lawrence East
354 Lawrence East overnight

From 10 a.m. Friday, July 6 until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July 8, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Lawrence Avenue East and Birchmount Road, then detour:

southward along Birchmount;
westward along Bertrand Avenue; and then
northward along Warden Avenue to Lawrence East,
resuming their regular route westward along Lawrence.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Lawrence Avenue East west of Birchmount Road and at Howden Road, Ellington Drive and Warden Avenue.

Instead, westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Birchmount Road at Modern Road, across from Flora Drive, at Crouse Road, across from Ranstone Gardens, beside #1120 Birchmount and at Bertrand Avenue and
  • on Warden Avenue north of Minton Avenue, at Bastille Avenue, Frey Crescent and Lawrence Avenue East.

Eastbound buses reverse the westbound detour routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Lawrence Avenue East at Crockford Boulevard and Underwriters and Birchmount Roads.

Instead, eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Warden Avenue at Danube Drive, south of Sherwood Avenue, at Walbon Road, Wayne Avenue and Marble Arch Crescent and
  • on Birchmount Road beside #1103 Birchmount, at Ranstone Gardens, at Flora Drive, north of Flintridge Road and at Lawrence Avenue East.

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Toronto

See also Scarborough.


Salsa on St. Clair

The City of Toronto is closing

  • St. Clair Avenue West between Winona Drive and Christie Street

Saturday and Sunday to accommodate the annual festival.

The TTC is detouring services during the event.

512 St Clair

From 8 a.m. Saturday, July 7 until 11 p.m. Sunday, July 8, the TTC is splitting the route into two, with streetcars operating only between St Clair West and St. Clair West Stations and between between Gunns and Oakwood Loops.

These eastbound 512 St Clair stops have no transit service from 8 a.m. Saturday, July 4 until 2 a.m. Monday, July 6:

  • on St. Clair Avenue West east of Winona Drive and Arlington Avenue.

These westbound 512 St Clair stops have no transit service from 8 a.m. Saturday, July 4 until 2 a.m. Monday, July 6:

  • on St. Clair Avenue West across from Christie Street and west of Arlington Avenue and Winona Drive.

Buses replace the cars, operating between Oakwood Loop and St Clair West Station.

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312 St Clair - Junction overnight

From about 2 until 5 a.m. Sunday, July 8, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to St. Clair Avenue West and Oakwood Avenue, then proceed:

southward along Oakwood Avenue;
eastward along Davenport Road; and then
northward along Christie Street to St. Clair West,
resuming their regular route eastward along St. Clair.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on St. Clair Avenue West east of Winona Drive and Arlington Avenue.

Instead, eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Oakwood Avenue at Rosemount Avenue and Highview Crescent and south of Regal Road,
  • on Davenport Road across from Winona Drive, at Shaw Street and east of Marchmount Road and
  • on Christie Street at Tyrrel and Benson Avenues and St. Clair Avenue West.

Westbound buses reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on St. Clair Avenue West across from Christie Street, west of Arlington Avenue and Winona Drive and at Oakwood Avenue.

Instead, westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Christie Street south of St. Clair Avenue West and at Benson and Tyrrel Avenues and Davenport Road,
  • on Davenport Road across from Marchmount Road, at Bracondale Hill Road, across from Ossington Avenue and at Oakwood Avenue and
  • on Oakwood Avenue north of Burlington Crescent.
512 St Clair shuttle buses

From 8 a.m. Saturday, July 7 until 11 p.m. Sunday, July 8, buses replace regular streetcar service along the 512 St Clair route, operating between Oakwood Loop and St. Clair West Station only.

Eastbound cars start their trips in Oakwood Loop, then proceed:

southward along Oakwood Avenue;
eastward along Davenport Road;
northward along Christie Street; and then
eastward along St Clair Avenue West to St. Clair West Station,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • in Oakwood Loop,
  • on Oakwood Avenue at Rosemount Avenue and Highview Crescent and south of Regal Road,
  • on Davenport Road across from Winona Drive, at Shaw Street and east of Marchmount Road,
  • on Christie Street at Tyrrel and Benson Avenues and St. Clair Avenue West.
  • on St. Clair Avenue West east of Wychwood Avenue, Vaughan Road and Bathurst Street and
  • in St Clair West Station terminal.

Westbound buses start their trips in St Clair West Station terminal, then proceed:

westward along St. Clair Avenue West;
southward along Christie Street;
westward along Davenport Road;
northward along Oakwood Avenue;
westward along St. Clair Avenue West;
northward along Robina Avenue; and then
westward into Oakwood Loop,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • in St Clair West Station terminal,
  • on St. Clair Avenue West west of Bathurst Street, Vaughan Road and Wychwood Avenue,
  • on Christie Street south of St. Clair Avenue West and at Benson and Tyrrel Avenues and Davenport Road,
  • on Davenport Road across from Marchmount Road, at Bracondale Hill Road, across from Ossington Avenue and at Oakwood Avenue,
  • on Oakwood Avenue north of Burlington Crescent, at St. Clair Avenue West and north or St. Clair Avenue West and
  • in Oakwood Loop.

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Inbound buses operate toward downtown.

Outbound buses operate away from downtown.